Ranked #2334

Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou

Alternative Titles

English: Demon King Daimao
Synonyms: Ichiban Ushiro no Dai Mao
Japanese: いちばんうしろの大魔王


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2010 to Jun 19, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Artland
Source: Light novel
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.271 (scored by 104,706 users)
Ranked: #23342
Popularity: #190
Members: 165,205
Favorites: 747
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After enrolling at the Constant Magic Academy, Akuto Sai discovers he's not just a gifted student with magical powers; he's destined to become the Demon King. And though he's not that crazy about the idea, it drives the girls wild! From the sexy school girls in his class to the skin-obsessed android who's programmed to seduce him, Akuto has no shortage of wacky girl trouble. How much temptation can a demon king take?

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Sai, Akuto
Sai, Akuto
Kondou, Takashi
Kondou, Takashi
Akashi, Kaori
Akashi, Kaori
Yuuki, Aoi
Yuuki, Aoi
Soga, Keena
Soga, Keena
Toyosaki, Aki
Toyosaki, Aki
Hattori, Junko
Hattori, Junko
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko


Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Motoyama, Satoshi
Motoyama, Satoshi
Sound Director
Ando, Masaomi
Ando, Masaomi
Episode Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director

More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 The Demon King Is Born!
Maou ga Tanjou Shichatta! (魔王が誕生しちゃった!)
Apr 3, 2010
2 Strange Surveillance Agent
Okashina Kanshiin (おかしな監視員)
Apr 10, 2010
3 A Slightly Intimidating Senior
Chotto Kowai Senpai (ちょっと怖い先輩)
Apr 17, 2010
4 An Isolation Cell Is Fun?
Dokubou wa Tanoshii? (独房は楽しい?)
Apr 24, 2010
5 Caution! Underground Labyrinth
Chika Meikyuu ni Goyoujin (地下迷宮にご用心)
May 1, 2010

Opening Theme


Ending Theme

"Everyday sunshine line!" by Natsuko Aso

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Jun 18, 2010
"That's why I decided not to think about anything anymore!"

That's a good one-line summary of this anime taken straight from the last episode. It's safe to say that the enjoyment of this anime is inversely proportional to the amount of plot stuffed into one episode. Simply, the more plot, the less fun. Ichiban is a harem anime. That means it doesn't exist to cater to the brain, and it doesn't. You should be aware that if you're going to watch this anime, then you're watching it for a good laugh, a small smirk, and moments where you can go "Oh Japan!" and laugh at what read more
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Jun 19, 2010
Is it just me, or is the playback rate at 200%?

'Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou (The Great Demon King in the Very Back)' is set in an elite magic school where aspiring magicians learn to control their mana. The initial setting is very similar to 'To Aru Majutsu no Index'. One day, a transfer student (Akuto Sai) arrives. New students are required to go through an analysis by the "artificial spirit", which predicts future occupation with 100% accuracy. Surprisingly, the artificial spirit predicts Akuto will become the next Demon King. Once dreamed of becoming the High Priest, Akuto must spend his school life with the burden read more
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Aug 7, 2015
[b]Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou[/b]
This had the potential to be great, but they failed to bring a well paced story.

The story was really interesting, Sai Akuto had a dream, and that dream was to be the Pope but little did he knew that he was destined to become the opposite of that, and that was to be the Demon King, every one in the Academy sees him as a treat and evil, when in reality he's not, he is a good person, who even wants to marry a woman and therefore he doesn't do anything with the girls that follows him, even when they try to read more
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Apr 2, 2010
This is an interesting anime in which the main charactor wants to be the source of all good a high priest in the imperial empire and when he enters his first day in the academy, he is told his occupation in the future will be that of the demon lord the source of all evil. The fact is the main charactor is not even evil in anything he is a good guy but because he was labled demon lord everyone is misunderstanding any of his intentions. Its a typical ecchi/harem type anime but with an actual good story to it. The fact is in the read more
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A young male with almost no power (in our world) is actually the mao, demon lord. This is something both male leading characters have in common. They also have some sort of a sidekick and a female character that likes the main character, yet tries to fight him for some reason but grows to like him over time.
Both stories also have some sort of another female love interest that hangs around but this "love interest" is more obvious in Hataraku Maou-sama!

At the start, both male, main characters have little to no "Mao-power" but this...changes without the main character trying to achieve this.  read more 
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i think they are the same. magic, heroes, and the main character, Sai Akuto and Ryner, sometimes can be a monster that can destroy world. there are comedy too. 
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Both have the same high ranking evil beings who weren't evil at all, but still have to be watched over by female main character to act as their nanny whom were also assign to eliminate them if necessary.

Both have the same supernatural, ecchi, action genre.

Both have the same school setting.


The main character in one anime has a dragon as his familiar, while the other one only has his friends.

One has an extra harem and romance genre, while the other has vampire as its extra genre.

The main character in one anime  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Needless
Supernatural powers, ecchi, and epic battles. 
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